Choosing the Best Chicken Breed for Your Flock

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Date: 
2008
Volume: 
48
Number: 
10

 

When establishing a backyard flock it is important to choose the best breed of chicken to meet your goals whether that is egg production, meat production, dual purpose, or exhibition/ornamental.  Chicken breeds differ in their production abilities, and it is important to take this into consideration when choosing a breed for your backyard flock.  For example, if you choose leghorn varieties, then there should be an abundance of eggs produced, but if meat is your objective then you will be greatly disappointed.